Christopher Nolan May Have Been Approached To Direct ‘Bond 24′

Please stop joy crying. There are some things to discuss first.

Yes, it’s true. Some publication out there (specifically Daily Mail) has reported something to the tune of “Christopher Nolan has had informal talks with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson about directing ’Bond 24.’ ”

This isn’t isn’t coming out of left field. Nolan has filled his recent films, “Inception” and “The Dark Knight Rises” especially, with references to 007, and he has previously expressed interested in eventually directing a film. He told Empire, “It would have to be the right situation and the right time in their cycle of things.”

But there are a few problems with this report.

The main problem right now is timing. Nolan is pretty much in full “Interstellar” mode. He has already cast his principles, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, and he’s got a late 2014 release date on the books. That’s a quick turnaround for an epic sci-fi adventure that leaves little time for anything else.

The Bond producers have previously stated that they would like to follow-up “Skyfall” sooner rather than later. Since “Bond 23″ did outrageously well at the box office, getting the 50-year-old series back to its film-every-two-years schedule appears to be a top priority. That would put “Bond 24″ on the calendar for 2014, or 2015 if they needed extra time, and “Skyfall’s” director Sam Mendes already passed on the job.

So how could this possibly happen, you ask. We’re going to be perfectly honest. This seems highly unlikely. For Nolan to direct the next Bond movie, Sony and MGM would have to probably wait until 2016, a full four years after “Skyfall.” Considering that a hiatus that long would cool the buzz around the series and that Daniel Craig is getting older every day, it’s unlikely Broccoli and Wilson would hold off on “Bond 24″ just to wait for Nolan. But keep an eye on “Bond 25.”

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